Janet Jackson To Touch On Michael’s Death On New Album
Superstar Janet Jackson will reflect on the heartbreaking loss of her brother Michael in a new song on her highly-anticipated album, Unbreakable.
The “Nasty” songwriter kicked off her comeback tour in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday and paid tribute to the “King of Pop” by performing their 1995 duet “Scream,” and now she reveals her new music will also touch on the death of Michael.
Jackson unveiled the cover art and tracklist for her first album of new material in seven years on her website Thursday, accompanied with a statement:
“The album also will mark the first time Janet Jackson has opened up about her brother Michael and with reflections concerning her youth.
“Inherent in this music will be her feelings that we must learn to celebrate life and the things each of us experiences and endures and how that process can make each person stronger.”
Unbreakable, which reunites Jackson with her longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, will also feature collaborations with J. Cole and Missy Elliott. It is scheduled to hit retailers on October 2. Her last album, Discipline, was released in 2008.
Michael Jackson died from an accidental drug overdose in 2009.
Watch the video for Jackson’s first single from the new album, “No Sleeep,” featuring J. Cole below.